|Gallery of Paper Crystal Sculpture|
crystal is the generic term I use to describe an abstract
geometric modular sculpture that is neither a
straightforward model of a polyhedron or a kusudama. This
page is a gallery of photos of some of my own paper
Paper crystals can be simple designs made from just two modules or quite complex designs made from sixty modules or more, but in either case they are necessarily based on, and developed from, an underlying polyhedral structure.
Some paper crystals will also function as macromodules that can be combined into larger macromodular sculptures.
Paper crystals are intended to be partnership art, a concept that expresses the partnership that often exists in origami/paperfolding between the designer, who first conceptualises and defines the design, and the folder, who realises one expression of it at one particular point in time, so that both contribute in equal partnership to the finished work.
Paper Crystals is also the title of a book which contains folding diagrams for many of the best of my designs in this category.
Further details about the designs pictured on this page, including where diagrams have been published, can be found here.